….Osceola man arrested for car theft…Syracuse man charged with burglarizing recovery center in Westfield….Theft of log splitters and battery charger investigated in Tioga County….Teen driver causes collision on Route 15….Cops make several DUI/drug arrests in McKean County…Three people charged with physical harassment by Lewis Run state police….

Tioga County

An 18 year old Osceola resident has been jailed for vehicle theft and related charges following an incident which began at around 7:30 am November 23 in Middlebury Township. State police claim Jacob Canfield stole a 2016 Subaru Legacy owned by a 19 year old Middlebury Center woman. Osceola Township  police spotted the car traveling north on Locey Creek Road at 11:45 am. After a short pursuit, Canfield got out of the car and ran to a nearby residence on Main Street. He was located and taken into custody. Canfield was identified by Mansfield state police for being wanted for two other auto thefts occurring earlier in the day. He was transported to the Tioga County Prison on a felony warrant.

Mansfield state police arrested 45 year old Roger Alexander of Syracuse for  a burglary at the Mountain Laurel Recovery Center in Westfield on the evening of October 29. Troopers claim Alexander broke a window causing $402.80 while committing the burglary. He has been charged with multiple felony offenses.

Two log splitters, valued at $400 each were stolen from a location on Route 549 in Rutland Township November 18 or 19. The equipment belongs to a 35 year old Columbia Cross Roads man.

A theft at the Stony Fork Auto Repair in Wellsboro is being investigated by state police at Mansfield. Thieves stole a Snap-On car battery charger valued at $400. Anyone with information about either crime  is asked to call to call state police at 570.662.215l.

Minor injuries were reported following a collision Sunday afternoon on South Main Street in Richmond Township. Troopers said the collision occurred when a 16 year old girl got off Exit 179 on US 15 south and was trying to make a left hand turn and  pulled in front of a 2003 Subaru Forester driven by Robert Rumsey of Canton. Rumsey and a passenger in the teen’s 2014 Honda Pilot, Deanna Stratton of Reading, PA  were slightly injured but did not require treatment. The teen driver was cited for failing to stay within a single lane.

McKean County

Lewis Run state police arrested 23 year old Matthew Siszka of Port Allegany for operating a vehicle without a valid ignition interlock. The arrest was made after troopers pulled Siszka’s 200 Chrysler  over on the North Brooklynside Road in Liberty Township on the night of November 16.

Troopers at Lewis Run have made several DUI arrests recently. A 51 year old Randolph, NY man, whose name was withheld, was stopped on Route 446 in Eldred Township at around 3:30 am November  20. Joshua Armstrong, 39 of Mt. Jewett was charged with drug possession after patrol officers stopped his 2015 Jeep on Route 646 in Eldred Township at about 6:30 pm November 22. Drug possession charges are pending against 25 year old Aaron James of Eldred who was pulled over just after5e 4:30 pm November 22 on Main Street in that town. Troopers claim 21 year old Kayla Huefner of Lackawanna was arrested on the evening of November 23 when she was allegedly found in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia while being a passenger in a 2003 Ford Explorer.

An Eldred driver and her passenger escaped injury in a car/deer encounter in Otto Township last Friday afternoon. State police said Dawn Windsor was going west on Route 346 when she swerved to avoid a deer. Her 2017 Subaru RX went off the north side of the road and hit a utility pole. Windsor and her passenger, Charles Lee, were using seatbelts.

A 50 year old Smethport man was arrested by state police for physical harassment in connection to an incident Tuesday afternoon on the East Valley Road in Keating Township. Authorities allege the suspect whose name was withheld, assaulted a 32 year old Smethport woman during an argument.

Both people involved in a scuffle on the Lower Lindholm Road in Hamlin Township Sunday afternoon have been charged with physical harassment. A 62 year old Chaffee, NY woman and a 41 year old Mount Jewett man will answer charges in district court.


A bill refining an existing law that allows the compensation of student athletes for the use of their name, image or likeness (NIL) became law late last month.House Bill 2633, now Act 139, includes a provision that removes language prohibiting schools from arranging NIL deals for their student athletes and requiring students to share the contract with the school at least seven days prior to the execution of the contract. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court decision in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) v. Alston paved the way for student athletes to be compensated for the use of their NIL, but no national standard was ever set for how to do so equally and appropriately.

As such, the states were left to enact their own rules.